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Bob Dylan: Conor McPherson on writing the musical
1 hour and 7 seconds ago

Conor McPherson on being asked by Bob Dylan's management team to write a musical.

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Glastonbury 2017: 12 things we learned
1 hour and 21 minutes ago

From playful policemen to Stormzy's big night out, here are our highlights from Glastonbury 2017.

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Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 6/25-6/26/2017
2 hours and 44 minutes ago

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Monday, June 26, 2017 - Monday, June 26, 2017.

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2017 Jimmy Awards, Honoring High School Musical Theatre Performers, Presented June 26
3 hours and 28 minutes ago

Dear Evan Hansen star Ben Platt hosts the ninth annual National High School Musical Theatre Awards, presented June 26 at Broadway’s Minskoff Theatre.

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Steven Wright, master of meh: 'This is just how I talk. It accidentally went well with the jokes'
3 hours and 39 minutes ago

The big-haired, sleepy-eyed standup is an Oscar-winner, one of America’s best-loved comedians and ‘a car that has no gears’. Now, his deadpan style has won him a perfect role in The Emoji Movie

There are answers, and there are Steven Wright answers. Who else – responding to questions over the phone from London to Rhode Island, where he loves to vacation – would compare owning an Oscar statuette to “seeing Neil Armstrong bouncing down your driveway as if he was walking on the moon”? Who else, reflecting on 38 years as one of America’s best-loved standups, would describe themselves as “a car that has no gears”. Wright elaborates: “I just started at an open mic night in the 1970s and I’m still going, still doing now what I started to do then. I know other people might look up to me. But really, I’m just me after a bit of time has gone by.”

That’s true, to a large extent: Wright’s comic style has remained remarkably consistent over four decades. But the 62-year-old isn’t being “just me” right now. He’s being an emoji, in an animated movie to be released this summer. That’s where the transformation ends, however, given that the deadpan-bordering-on-catatonic Wright has been cast as Meh, the only emoji characterised by a complete lack of emotion.

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Brad Oscar and George Faison Will Be Unstoppable at June 26 Gay Pride Concert
4 hours and 38 minutes ago

The concert caps a week of Pride events in New York.

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